When you walk around New Orleans, you can see the Haitian influence everywhere, from the creole cottages to the jambalaya. And thousands of New Orleanians trace their ancestry back to the island. This connection had one journalist asking, is the feeling mutual?
“Let us all come together so we can go as one and move another place instead of flooding out every year because we’re getting older,” says one resident of Pecan Acres, in Pointe Coupee Parish. “We’ll be better off. We won’t got to worry about worrying when the storms come.”
California sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild ventured out of her liberal bubble to try to grasp why some conservatives reject government regulations in Louisiana, even as industry pollution persists, largely unchecked, for years.
Anchor Lisa Mullins plays a song from the new album by Louisiana-Acadian musician Zachary Richard. The song is a duet with Celine Dion. The two met in Quebec City last summer at the city's 400th anniversary celebration.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the last town in the Mississippi River Delta. The answer is Venice, Louisiana. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jay Holcolm, director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Oil continues to spew into the Gulf. Oil spills are a global phenomenon. We may be able to learn from previous spills and from the efforts to clean them up. Marco Werman talks with Jay Holcomb of the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Takeaway Contributor Patrik Henry Bass talks about what he calls the multiple meanings of the Fourth. He is spending the holiday weekend in a city that embodies multiple meanings and differing relations to country like very few others: New Orleans, Louisiana.
The number of people of seeking pardons and commutations for federal crimes continues to climb ? and the backlog of petitions is in the thousands. With President Bush's term coming to a close, who will he pardon? Who would you pardon? Guest: Margaret Colgate Love, clemency lawyer, former Pardon Attorney of the United States.
President Obama hit his half-year mark, and The Takeaway is asking the public how they think he is measuring up. Joining our roundtable of voters are Tracey Rousey, Alice Craft-Kerney, Brian Hinkle, and Pat Gallagher.
The first public hearings on the Fort Hood shootings got underway on Capitol Hill yesterday. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us why the Senate was so focused on the question of terrorism.
In just over a week Americans have given more than $305 million to help Haitians recover from the recent earthquake in Port-au-Prince. The numbers are being tracked by the independent charity watchdog Charity Navigator.